Woman, 44, dies as speeding driver slams into culvert
A 44-year-old woman of Green Field, East Coast Demerara died in an accident along the Hand-En-Veldt Public Road, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara on Monday.
Dead is Shazi Hoosain; Police Headquarters reported that the accident occurred just after midnight.
According to the police report, Hoosain was one of four occupants in motorcar PJJ 485 when it lost control and crashed into a culvert.
The car was being driven by 22-year-old Saif Arjune who police say was reportedly speeding. A breathalyser test showed his alcohol level to be .186 per cent and .183 per cent. This technically means that Arjune may have had one drink before driving.
Arjune was proceeding east along the road at about 00:15hrs when he lost control. Arjune was injured along with two other occupants who were identified as 19-year-old Arfeen Arjune and a 16-year-old boy.
They were all taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital by police ranks where Hoosain was pronounced dead.
Arfeen and the 16-year-old boy, who sustained a broken right leg, were subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Hoosain’s body was taken to the Jerrick’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem.
Further investigations are ongoing.